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See how ScreamRide lets you create, ride and destroy roller coasters

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

It's just as fun to destroy things in video games as it is to create them, and that appears to be particularly true in ScreamRide, the next project from Zoo Tycoon maker Frontier Developments. In a new video from Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, executive producer Jorg Neumann walks us through the action game.

ScreamRide lets players build crazy roller coasters in a near-future setting, a process that Neumann described as "easy as pie," and share those designs with their Xbox Live friends. Then people can team up with their buddies and ride the rickety contraptions themselves; according to Neumann, this part of the game works similarly to RedLynx's Trials series. Players can also design the coasters in such a way that riders get ejected from their seats — this provides more "scream points" — and that the cars themselves fly off the tracks and crash into their environment à la Burnout.

Microsoft announced ScreamRide during Gamescom 2014. The game is in development on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and is set for release next spring.

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